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Building Facade Failures – The Cost Of Inadequate Maintenance

Toronto Condo News
Publication date:
February 25, 2019
Article Summary: 

This article discusses the importance of maintaining the exterior of condo buildings, also known as the building envelope, to prevent damage from weather and other factors. The building envelope includes the walls, roof, balconies, terraces, and windows. The article notes that sealants applied to prevent water from entering a building have a limited lifespan and require periodic replacement, and windows can crack or break from various causes. The article emphasizes the importance of correcting any building facade or roof problems as soon as they happen to prevent internal damage and to avoid having repair costs denied by insurance companies. Finally, the article recommends that condo residents be aware of any areas where moisture or dampness accumulates within their suite and report any damage to the condo board.


condo buildings, building envelope, exterior maintenance, sealants, windows, water damage, insurance, interior damage, condo residents.

Source Citation: 
Toronto Condo News
Building Facade Failures – The Cost Of Inadequate Maintenance
February 25, 2019
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